Dallas police refer case against NFL's Manziel to grand jury
By Lisa Maria Garza
DALLAS (Reuters) - A domestic violence complaint accusing Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel of beating his ex-girlfriend has been referred to a grand jury, Dallas police said on Thursday.
The former Heisman Trophy winner, 23, is being investigated on suspicion of hitting, kidnapping and threatening to kill 23-year-old Colleen Crowley in January, police said.
Manziel has not spoken to media about the accusations. His attorney was not immediately available for comment.
"Today, a Class A misdemeanor assault/domestic violence case has been referred to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office for presentation to a grand jury," police said in a written statement.
Dallas Police said they would not release any further information on the case.
Manziel who was known as "Johnny Football" during his standout college years at Texas A&M University, has seen his reputation for partying overshadow his career with the Browns, where he has only sporadically been used as a starting quarterback since he began playing for the team in 2014.
He is expected to be cut soon from the team.
In a police report released in early February, Crowley told officers Manziel hit her after they met friends at a Dallas hotel in late January and again on the same night when they were driving back to her home in Fort Worth. Continued...